Operation Reunite http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois seeks owners of forgotten war medals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-seeks-owners-forgotten-war-medals <p>Illinois officials hope to return nearly 200 forgotten war medals and other military artifacts to their rightful owners.</p><p>Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford announced the project - called <a href="http://www.treasurer.il.gov/programs/operation-reunite/operation-reunite.aspx">Operation Reunite</a> - on Friday, Veterans Day.</p><p>Former Illinois State Rep. Ron Stephens, a Highland Republican and a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient, is the project&#39;s honorary chairman.</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:45:24 +0000 The Associated Press 2455 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois seeks owners of forgotten war medals